30 Jun '17, 12pm

Rush Limbaugh Claims BP Oil Spill Didn't Harm Environment

I don't need to explain why BP's 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion that claimed the lives of 11 men, killed numerous dolphins and other marine life , and released millions of barrels of oil and natural gas into the Gulf of Mexico was an environmental disaster. The catastrophe has left far-reaching impacts on the region's economy and ecosystems that continue to this day. This is fact. But leave it to Rush Limbaugh to alternative fact the BP oil spill, claiming on his radio show this week that it "didn't do any damage" to the environment. For context, the right-wing radio host—who has apparently said many ridiculous things about the event before—was citing the conservative publication Daily Caller, which recently posted a story titled, "Bacteria Are Eating Most Of The 2010 BP Oil Spill." The Daily Caller story was based on a new paper published in the Proceedings of the Natio...

Full article: https://www.ecowatch.com/rush-limbaugh-bp-oil-spill-24503...

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